Leonore Lemmon

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Leonore Lemmon
Born (1923-05-11)May 11, 1923
Fort Lee, New Jersey, United States
Died December 30, 1989(1989-12-30) (aged 66)
Spouse(s) Jacob L. "Jakie" Webb
Hamish Menzies

Leonore Lemmon (May 11, 1923 - December 30, 1989)[1][2] was an American socialite who was the fiancée of actor George Reeves at the time of his death.


Lemmon was the daughter of Arthur Lemmon, a successful Broadway ticket broker. In 1941 she married Jacob L. "Jakie" Webb, who was a great-great-grandson of Cornelius Vanderbilt. She left him after eight days but remained married long enough for the colorful Webb to marry someone else several years later and face bigamy charges. She later married and divorced musician Hamish Menzies.

In the late 1950s, Lemmon was the girlfriend of Adventures of Superman star George Reeves. Reeves died of a gunshot wound to the head three days before he was scheduled to leave for an Australian stage tour.

She returned to New York where she lived out the remainder of her life.

In popular culture

She was portrayed by Robin Tunney in the 2006 movie Hollywoodland.


  1. Her body was found in her New York apartment January 4, 1990, and time of death was calculated as most likely five days earlier. Her death certificate reads December 30, 1989
  2. New York Borough of Manhattan Death Records, 1989


  • Kashner, Sam and Schoenberger, Nancy Hollywood Kryptonite, St. Martin's, 1996, ISBN 0-312-14616-7